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Michael Franti and Spearhead Live at Fillmore on 2005-01-15


Topics Live concert


01 Intro
02 I Know Its Real*
03 Yes I Will
04 What I Be >
05 Pray For Grace
06 Yens and Euros
07 Soulshine
08 Rock The Nation
09 Love Enough
10 Cleanup Man
11 Ganja Babe


12 People In The Middle
13 Yell Fire
14 Stay Human
15 Crazy Crazy
16 Sometimes^

17 Set 2 Intro
18 Words
19 Tolerence
20 Bomb The World
21 We Don't Stop
22 I'm a Bee
23 Never Too Late
24 Everyone Deserves Music
25 Outro


Collection MichaelFrantiandSpearhead
Band/Artist Michael Franti and Spearhead
Venue Fillmore
Location Denver, CO

Source SBD>Sony M-1
Lineage Panasonic SV3700>SB AUDIGY(s/pdif)>CDWave>Nero Wave Editor>MKW>SHN(seekable)
Taped by Dan Kramer
Transferred by Matt Ziegler

Notes

*=First Time Played
^=Guest:"Harry" on Trumpet

25 TRACKS
1.76 GB WAV
986 MB SHN


Recording by Dan Kramer (tahoespearit)
Soundboard mix by Versace
Transfer, Editing, Tracking, SHN by Matt Ziegler (spearits@loveisdashit.com)


Known Flaws:
There are a couple pops near the start of the recording




Spearhead:

Michael Franti - vocals, guitar
Anthony Robustelli- keys
Carl Young - bass
Dave Shul - guitar
Mannas Itiene - drums
Roberto Quintana - percussion


Please share this music with all those who seek it.
Never Pay for live spearhead music. It is to be shared free of charge.


For more Spearhead online:

www.spearheadvibrations.com (official)
www.loveisdashit.com (audio downloads)
www.freakyandfree.com (lyrics-tabs/australian fansite)
www.powertothepeaceful.tk (european fansite)
www.spearhead-home.com (articles/interviews-german fansite)
www.archive.org/audio

Reviews

Reviewer: DATman714 - - May 26, 2012
Subject: Quintessential MF/SH
This show assuredly is >>MOST<< deserving of a bump in the reviews section!

An exemplary performance & wholly deserving of a 5 star rating. Of particular note are the "What I Be > Pray For Grace" as well as the "Ganja Babe". The rest of the setlist is nuthin' to sneeze at either - no doubts!

Sonically, this recording is near flawless - with a BIG nod going out for the soundboard source during the acoustic numbers. Tres' nice to be able to catch all the subtle nuances of these songs...

So, if this one isn't in your collection yet, stop reading this & download it! STAT!!! :-)

Paz y Musica,
DATman
Reviewer: njpg - - December 6, 2011
Subject: Killer music & high energy.
A lot of musicians have taken the spirit exemplified by earlier artists like Bob Marley and attempted to reproduce it. Sometimes the reproductions are excellent. More often, they are too derivative to make much of an impression. Franti is the most successful artist I've heard to carry that torch in a truly original way while staying true to its roots. This balance of respect and adventurousness makes Franti not my favorite "reggae" artist, but one of my favorite artists in all of music that listens to the best reggae, soul and everything else that feeds this positive spirit. Spirit is great, but it needs something to carry it forward. This concert is a prime example of a sufficient vessel for it. Irie! Loveful heights!
Reviewer: kyndemamma - - November 5, 2010
Subject: Fillmore
this remains my fave Franti show.... although they're almost ALL good :)
Reviewer: Dickie2306 - - September 3, 2010
Subject: Thanks...
Your hard work doesn't go unappreciated!
Reviewer: Frankenfoote - - May 25, 2008
Subject: wow
so sick!
Reviewer: SFSpearit - - March 15, 2008
Subject: FANTASTIC SHOW
OK, Three years after posting this show I am amazed by the number of downloads it has gotten.
It really is all that. But this is not the only Franti GEM on the archive. Here are a couple more in case you are interested.


http://www.archive.org/details/spr2001-11-30.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/spr2002-03-26.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/spr2002-06-01.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/spr2003-04-16.shnf

Please check them out.

Peace and Light
-Matt

My original review from 2005:
__________________________________________
THIS IS A WONDERFUL SHOW. GANJA BABE IS TOTALLY RARE AND FANTASTIC. THE SHOW STARTS WITH A BRAND NEW SONG AND CONTINUES TO KICK ASS ALL THE WAY TELL THE END. LOTS OF NEW SONG AND CLASSICS AS WELL. PICK UP THIS SHOW!

CHECK OUT MICHEAL'S EARLY WORK!
http://www.archive.org/details/dhoh1992-08-12.fm.shnf
Reviewer: stafe - - January 14, 2008
Subject: THANKS
Hey people
I just signed in to thank you for this recording! The sound is nice!!Good setup!
It's the first time I heard something from Michael Franti and it's awesome!!

Greetings from Germany!
Reviewer: moe.DeadStringPhishplease - - December 13, 2007
Subject: Another LMA Gem
This show is awesome. Great energy and great music. This show truely deserves 5 stars no matter how you look at it. I do not know too much MFS but this show has really helped me appriciate their music and want to hear more. Def. dl this show even if you have never heard these guys before, this is the best place to start.
Reviewer: 7657890 - - December 2, 2007
Subject: Solidarity
The song "People in the Middle" also has a cover of the song "Solidarity" by the Jamaican reggae band Black Uhuru starting at around the 3:10 point.
Reviewer: bodhi185 - - July 1, 2007
Subject: solid, solid, solid
digging around for some franti, since i am missing him at red rocks tonight, and amazed to see how many hits this show has now. high quality recording, high energy show, and highly recommended. definitely in my top three on the archive.

thanks again to all the tapers who make this whole thing run. keep on goin'.
Reviewer: eyebjammin - - March 14, 2007
Subject: Lookin to jam!
Hey, does anyone know where I could get a copy of this show in a flac file?

I need to hear this more often.

Lookin forward to Asheville.
Reviewer: Dryfter - - March 9, 2007
Subject: Incredible sound, with a great message
This has a couple songs that are a bit too soft for me personally, but other than that this has some of the best sound on archive, and great tracks. 5/5 just for Ganja Babe!
Reviewer: lisataos - - November 30, 2006
Subject: Michael for president!
I think that Michale and the Fillmore have a great vibe going. Was at the Harvest Ball there in October and the boys rocked the house. This recording confirms my suspicions. Michael should play here twice a year! Kudos to the soundboard!
Reviewer: dangeorgio9 - - October 16, 2006
Subject: Franti is the shit!
Great sound through the whole show. I've loved him since he opened and made O.A.R. look like a bunch of bums up at Uconn in '03. GANJA BABE my fav spearhead song
Reviewer: zeds - - September 9, 2006
Subject: Michael Franti and Spearhead LIve at Fillmore
gonna have to agree with every single review and say that this is a definite must have show!
can't say enough so i am not even going to bother.
Reviewer: kowasaki23 - - August 11, 2006
Subject: Pass the Franti on the lefthand side
Absolutely amazing show and recording! 5 stars without a doubt. Captivating and uplifting all the way through. Many great tracks on this, check out Yens and Euros, Ganja Babe (which I saw they used in the new Showtime show Weeds), People in the Middle, Yell Fire, Bomb the World, We Don't Stop... all of it. When you have a chance to d/l this show or stream it, please: write a review and keep this going on the recently reviewed section. Enough love to share.
Reviewer: livitup - - June 1, 2006
Subject: damn
shit, first time I've heard these guys and they are just ridiculous. amazing music, can't wait to see these guys at the Health & Harmony Festival in Santa Rosa, CA next week along with Ratdog, Hot Buttered Rums, and 2 nights of STS9.
Reviewer: jackson m. - - May 23, 2006
Subject: conscious kids
my name is jackson. i am 11 years old and co-founded an organization called conscious kids. a non-profit set up to organize a million kid march in washington d.c. we sent a letter to michael and he came to my school and did a assembly with conscious kids were he sangsongs. he was really syched about conscious kids and would love for people like you who are franti enthusiasts to share your thoughts on our blog. go to www. conscious-kids.org to check it out
Reviewer: theotherone7 - - March 5, 2006
Subject: Amazing!
I just got into Michael Franti recently and this show is amazing! The quality is perfect. A MUST for any collection!!!
Reviewer: Musical Mountain Man - - March 1, 2006
Subject: Inspiring, Passionate, and POSITIVE
I'd take any Spearhead show on the Archive, no matter the sound quality. Franti is by far one of the most positive symbols in our culture. In a day in age when Bono, and Dubya are being nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize it makes you wonder why in the hell a man like Michael Franti is not more well known. If you're ever having a bad day just pop in some Spearhead and recognize how beautiful the journey truly is in this life.
Reviewer: Musical Mountain Man - - March 1, 2006
Subject: Inspiring, Passionate, and POSITIVE
I'd take any Spearhead show on the Archive, no matter the sound quality. Franti is by far one of the most positive symbols in our culture. In a day in age when Bono, and Dubya are being nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize it makes you wonder why in the hell a man like Michael Franti is not more well known. If you're ever having a bad day just pop in some Spearhead and recognize how beautiful the journey truly is in this life.
Reviewer: SCIfriend - - February 22, 2006
Subject: PURE LOVE
this is one of the most amazing shows i have heard period. Michael Franti is so powerful and his words are full of love and compassion. This show made me cry and i can't wait to see spearhead again. The sound quality is amazing too!!!!!
Reviewer: krhodes420 - - November 28, 2005
Subject: ganja babe
great show, primo sound quality. this $#@% is hot!!!
Reviewer: jamart - - November 26, 2005
Subject: very nice
High energy show with a nice setlist. Very powerful stuff here. The quality of the sbd recording is very good as well. Thank you archive!
Reviewer: rootman - - August 6, 2005
Subject: love is da shit
This is one incredible show. Highly recommended!! sound quality is excellent. Ganja Babe, WOW. she needs two!! This one sets the standard.
Reviewer: terrapinbrad - - August 4, 2005
Subject: Happiness!!
I fell in love with this music just 2 days ago, and I can't explain how HAPPY I am to find such an incredible show with such phenominal sound! This music is incredible, and these lyrics really MEAN A LOT! I was lucky enough to meet Michael at a signing session after his BSC set in Indy. WOW! What an incredible attribute to the human race he is! ...If everyone could be just a little more like Michael Franti...!

HOW YOU FEELIN'?!?!

P.S. THANKS THANKS THANKS! THANKS THANKS THANKS THANKS THANKS THANKS! THANKS THANKS THANKS THANKS THANKS!! THANKS THANKS THANKS THANKS!! THANKS !!THANKS THANKS THANKS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewer: diveatlas.com - - August 1, 2005
Subject: Very Nice Concert, All around
Great sound, long set, good energy, interesting spoken word commentary
Reviewer: BuffaloGumby - - July 27, 2005
Subject: Guest Trumpeter
Superior show, awesome recording, one of the best in the archive. Thanx Dan!

I'm not 100% certain, but I'm fairly sure that the trumpet player who joins the band for "Sometimes" is none other than Harry James Angus from the Cat Empire, an excellent Melbourne-based hip hop band that Franti has been known to hang with when down under.
Reviewer: ganjababe - - June 3, 2005
Subject: amazing
One of the best live recordings I have found of Franti and Spear. I love these guys, that's all there is to it. Keep on smiling :)
Reviewer: scists9 - - May 25, 2005
Subject: Sweet
I was at this one and am so grateful that it is available on archive as I had so much fun I don't remeber the evening. The recording quality sounds great and song selection is the shiznit. A must for any spearhead fan.

Peace
Reviewer: MedicalGrade - - May 19, 2005
Subject: My fist Franti Show, and WOW
Sickest Show ever...we clouded the place. Why do you think he played Ganja babe? Very Choice show.
Reviewer: CUBuffaloes1 - - April 21, 2005
Subject: The best gets better
Gotta tell you all, been seeing this band for about 5 years now and by far this is in the top 5 shows i've seen!! Stellar recording!
Reviewer: Jose Conseco - - April 18, 2005
Subject: Always Incredible
Incredible performance by Michael Franti and Spearhead. Very good quality.
Reviewer: phishphreak81686 - - March 17, 2005
Subject: .
great stuff man
Reviewer: tomo - - February 28, 2005
Subject: Thank You
Thanks to everyone who gets these soundboards up on here! It is such a treat!!!!!
Reviewer: funkmasterz - - February 18, 2005
Subject: mahn o man
i
wish i was here
the acoustic sets awesome! best show iver heard, new songs phatttt, ganja babe so beautiful, all of it, east coast PLEASE
Reviewer: cb_in_co - - February 10, 2005
Subject: much appreciated
Thank you Matt!
I wasn't able to attend this show, and hoped that it would come available at some point. I'm sure that the soundboard sounds sweet!
Spearhead seem to always play great shows in CO.
cbinco
Reviewer: mynamegoeshere - - February 8, 2005
Subject: thanks
I just want to thank matt for the valueble community service of providing us with MFS shows for free.

The shows I have heard have helped make spearhead one of my favorites. I hope to turn others on to MFS with copies of some of my favorite shows.

Thank You Matt
Reviewer: andy b - - January 29, 2005
Subject: This is my first Franti Show
that i have ever heard and it was really great. Yes I will and What I be are two favorites.
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